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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:43 pm    Post subject: Annihilation Reply with quote

Has anyone seen this? I liked the book, but it doesn't seem like something that would easily translate to movie format. Curious if they did a good job.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's getting great reviews across the board, seems like. It's out on Netflix in the UK today, so I'll get to say for myself tonight.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's still in the theater here. Will probably see it, but not sure if I want to see it on the big screen or wait for rental. Interested in your opinion, especially since you read the book.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GF enjoyed it, for what it's worth...

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw it yesterday. Yes, it's an interesting film, entertaining viewing and leaving a few questions for you to mull over after it has ended. Not sure I can say too much until peep's have seen it for themselves, but in terms of it's film-craft it's well made, looks good and is well acted. Natalie Portman is as good as you would expect and the supporting cast play up well also. It has slightly that Netflix feel, that I'm not quite used to - but I'm getting there (I wonder if I'd have picked up this vibe on a big screen viewing; I have a 4K television that is very unforgiving and turns scenes into sets very easily). But all in all a good couple of hours of viewing.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Peter, the film wasn't produced for Netflix, it was meant for cinemas and just got sold to Netflix for international distribution.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahh - my mistake Murrin! It had the 'Netflix' logo up against it on the selection screen and I assumed this meant it had been made/funded by them.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oooh exciting ... cant wait to see it 🤗
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw it ... was good .. started out slow but picked up well. Really enjoyed it 😁
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I missed it in the theater - can't get used to how fast the turnover is these days. All the good seats are taken, so I'll just wait until next week - but then it's gone. I guess that's the necessary business model for survival these days. Oh well, iTunes will probably have it soon.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its definitely on Netflix thats where I watched it
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Utterly hated this film, probably the worst I've seen in quite a while. If there was some overall message that I was supposed to get, it went right past me.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've already forgotten what happens in it. So there you go.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't read the book so I went in with no preconceptions.
The film presented a number of interesting concepts but ultimately failed to be very entertaining in the process.
I spent most of the running time wanting to like what I was watching and hoping the next scene would finally deliver but never really did.
Given the rote characters I accurately predicted their arcs in advance.
Pretty much a swing and a miss for me.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a shame. I will confess that I still have not seen the movie, but am still curious enough about it that it's on my list.

I do recommend the book. Actually, the trilogy. Very good, but I can definitely see why it would be difficult to film.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Havent read the books 📚 but if you do watch it .. it really does start out slow
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